Full Access Members Only

Drastic Change

 

Get Full Access Today To Learn

Powerful Riffs

Plus 11,000 More Guitar Lessons.

Product Cost Lessons Instructors Instructor Help New Lessons Return Policy
Guitar Tricks $19.95 11,000+ 45 Instructors Yes Yes, Weekly 60 Days
Guitar Dvd's $30 - $60 20 - 30 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Guitar Books $20 - $40 30 - 40 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Other Sites $20 - $40 100 - 500 1-5 Instructor Sometimes Sometimes 3-7 Days
In-person $40 - $80 1 Hour 1 Instructor Yes Yes No
This is THE standard chord progression in country music, right? It could be said that Nashville was built on G, C and D. However, modern country artists such as Shania Twain and Jo Dee Messina don't play these chords like the older artists. You'll see how the change made is a drastic change from the traditional country style.

In this lesson we take a G, Cadd9 and D major open chord progression, extract power chords from the barre chords and add a little rhythm to get a great Shania-esque riff. The change is drastic. Not only does this riff not feel the same when you switch from open chords to power chords, but it also does not sound the same. It's now beefier and more driven.

It can be said that this borrows more from rock than country. That's part of the feel of modern country music.

Open In New Window
lesson notation